Jacinda Ardern is stepping down as New Zealand Prime Minister after five years.
The 42-year-old politician, who was elected in 2017 at the age of 37, insists she won’t be “in the tank” anymore, and her final term ends Feb. 7.
At a press conference, she held back tears and told the world:
“This summer, I wanted to find a way to prepare not just for the next year, but for the next semester, because I need it this year. bottom.”
Ardern claimed she ‘gave it all’ [she] Meanwhile, she faced the worst terrorist attacks in the country — when white supremacist gunmen killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch — the COVID pandemic and a volcanic eruption.
She added: “I know there is a lot of debate about what the so-called real reason was after this decision.
“The only interesting angle you find is that after six years of some big challenges, I’m human. Politicians are human. We give everything we can, as much as we can. I ,It’s time.”
New Zealand’s Labor Party will hold a vote for a new leader this weekend, with the successful candidate in charge until the next general election on 14 October.
“Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill, 75, fired at Ardern’s defense after receiving the news.
The Kiwi actor wrote on Instagram: , whiners, idiots, know-it-alls, misogyny, etc. It’s both a shame and an embarrassment. Deserved. And we will get what we deserve.I will miss her personally.and thank her.and wish her a much happier future.